UNC/Duke/NCSU collaboration could lead to next nano Eureka

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Major research universities like those in the Triangle own some of the world’s most advanced technologies. In a new partnership, Duke University, N.C. State University and UNC-Chapel Hill will make some of that technology and equipment available to businesses and the public at large.
Already, the universities and resources in Research Triangle Park have sparked a technology ecosystem with successful startups. Now, with the help of a five-year, $5.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, N.C. State, Duke, and UNC are launching a new partnership called the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) which opens their doors to nanotechnology facilities, expertise and educational opportunities to businesses and educators.
“The grant will fund efforts to open our doors and work more effectively with the public, from major corporations and startups to community colleges and K-12 educators,” says Jacob Jones, a professor of materials science and engineering at N.C. State and principal investigator of the grant. Rest